r/WhitePeopleTwitter Sep 23 '22 Bless Up (Pro) 1 Silver 3 Helpful 5 Wholesome 5 Take My Energy 1

Who makes you feel unsafe?

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u/AfternoonPast3324 Sep 23 '22 Gold Wholesome

I was nervous & had my guard up around the first person I ever knew for a fact was gay while I was in the army. But only in our first interaction. Then I actually met him and he became one of my best friends during my time in Germany. I was then able to acknowledge that I was an idiot for never even considering that a gay person was nothing more than a person, who just so happened to be gay.

Conversely, growing up black in the rural south was like constantly navigating a minefield of straight conservative christian men.

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u/Tdanger78 Sep 23 '22

Some of my best friends in the Army were gay. This was in the late 90s.

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u/JennysLittleSecret Sep 23 '22

Shhhh

you're not supposed to tell!

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u/rootbeerman77 Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

We didn't ask first so it's okay for them to tell

Edit: I've been lawyered into withdrawing my affirmation. How dare you!

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u/No-Welcome9711 Sep 23 '22

It's not called "don't ask, do tell" though

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u/rootbeerman77 Sep 23 '22

Touché... I withdraw my affirmation and have edited my comment

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u/fryswitdat Sep 23 '22

I think it should be called "Touche, do tell though".

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u/jedileo7 Sep 23 '22

Underappreciated comment

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u/Haaa_penis Sep 23 '22

How about Touché my tushy and tell others who are down.

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u/psych-eek Sep 23 '22

Username def Checks out

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u/Haaa_penis Sep 23 '22

Not me, you provincial putz (totally kidding - you’re not a putz). I was putting myself in the shoes of soldiers who happen to be gay and had to fight for a country that largely hates them. I know minor shifts have happened in the name of progress, but how about Brass having some fucking balls and throwing these belligerent, phobic, hateful (and let’s not forget interested in being plugged themselves) in the brig where they will get precisely what they want.

Know what I mean? Hatred of anyone or anything is definitely unbecoming of a soldier. How is it that Ukraine knows this and the US still doesn’t?

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u/Paddy_Tanninger Sep 23 '22

It's called "ohhh behave!"

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u/SuccessfulBroccoli68 Sep 23 '22

What about for the navy?

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u/lifeofideas Sep 23 '22

Army Yoda: “Neither ask nor tell will you!”

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u/efan78 Sep 23 '22

For some of us it was "Don't Ask, didn't need to!" 😁

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u/crypticfreak Sep 23 '22

Good attempt and I still chuckled.

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u/Successful_Pitch_612 Sep 23 '22

Does it matter if we asked?? It's literally REDDIT where you respond, did you just get this app??

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u/cactusbom Sep 23 '22

If word gets out they'll have to transfer to the Navy

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u/Roz150 Sep 23 '22

Or talk

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u/hey_rowsdower Sep 23 '22

Well don't ask!

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u/SameNeedleworker4153 Sep 23 '22

It’s okay my butt hole can tell